Nicely burnished vessel similar in the form to a bent and elongated gourd with flat bottom and a curved handle serving as a bridge between the two parts. Topped with the straight spout on one side, while the other is closed with a human head shaped piece. A twisted cloth or ribbon running around the forehead. Large eyes, a wide, narrow mouth and proportionally short man’s body depicted with engraved lines.
The Chavín culture of the Peruvian highlands experienced its golden age from about 850 to 200 BCE.
Dimensions: HEIGHT 17.8 CM, WIDTH 17.5 CM
Condition: Generally well preserved
Provenance: Formerly part of Marianne Huber’s collection, Illinois, USA, acquired around 1980